South Jersey Girls Soccer League

License Requirements

To coach a team playing in SJGSL, all head and assistant coaches must hold a coaching license or coaching certificate. SJGSL has developed a Level 1 certification course for new coaches and a Level 2 course for coaches seeking more coaching instruction. The two courses are described below. For the Fall 2021 season and beyond, SJGSL prefers coaching education courses which include sufficient material to satisfy the Rutgers Safety Course certificate. The Rutgers Safety Course requirement is to ensure that coaches receive the limited liability protection provided under the New Jersey Little League Law. However, as the decision whether to qualify for this limited liability protection is personal to each staff member and that member’s club, SJGSL will accept any of the following coaching licenses:
  • NJYS F (only if obtained before 1/1/2020)
  • NJYS E (only if obtained before 1/1/2020)
  • USSF National E, D, C, B, A
  • United Soccer Coaches (Formerly NSCAA)
  • National Diploma, Advanced National Diploma or higher
  • South Jersey Coaching Certificate Level 1
  • South Jersey Coaching Certificate Level 2
  • U.S. Soccer Grassroots - Small-sided (7v7 or 9v9) and Full-sided (11v11) (Coach must complete at least one small-sided level and the full-sided level before being approved to coach in our league)
  • No purely ONLINE courses will be accepted
ALL coaches must complete the Google form indicating that they hold a valid coaching license, and a copy of the license MUST be uploaded to coach in either league. The license must be uploaded only once and not each season.  You can upload your license in GotSport.  If you have any questions regarding uploading your license, email us:

If you have any questions about the Course Content for the SJ Coaching Education Courses, please contact Austin Barr at:

If you have any questions about the Course Scheduling for the SJ Coaching Education Courses, please contact Heather at:

Course Documents

2024 Scholarship Awards

SJGSL is proud to announce that our 2024 Scholarship Award recipients are:

Jessica Wojnar
Hannah Simons
Elisabeth Gallagher

The Scholarship Awards will be presented at the league's coaches meeting on February 5, 2024.